AECOM, Houston METRO continue to advance automated, zero emissions transit technology with $1.5 million grant from the Federal Transit Administration

16 Mar, 2021

AECOM, Houston METRO continue to advance automated, zero emissions transit technology with $1.5 million grant from the Federal Transit Administration
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– AECOM, the world’s premier infrastructure consulting firm, has partnered with Houston METRO, the region’s largest public transit provider, to accelerate deployment of automated technology in transit vehicles.
– Funded through a $1.5m grant from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), the team will pilot one of the nation’s first automated electric shuttle buses that will serve Texas Southern University, University of Houston, and Houston’s Third Ward neighborhood.
– The project, which is expected to be fully operational in spring 2022, was one of only 25 initiatives across the U.S. to receive FTA funding.
– AECOM will provide management, planning, and engineering services for the project. METRO is also a founding member of AECOM’s Automated Bus Consortium, which investigates the feasibility of implementing pilot automated bus projects across the U.S.

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